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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)

Genetic variability and genetic advance in some cultivars of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

Author(s):

Chandan Tiwari, AS Bagri, A Pandey, B Ganjeer, P Bhasker and SS Singh

Abstract:
A field trial was conducted on fifteen cultivars of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) to study the variability, correlation and path co-efficient analysis, and to determines the component characters on which selection can be based for improvement in yield. The experiment was conducted during the kharif 2018 at Rajaula Agriculture research field, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya Vishwavidyalay, Chitrakoot, Satna. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with three replications. Observations were made for twelve characters viz., number of branches/plant, days to 1st female flower appearance, days to 1st male flower appearance, node number to 1st female flower, node number to 1st male flower, days to 1st picking, number of marketable fruits/vine, average fruit length, average fruit width, average fruit weight (kg), fruit yield/plant (g), fruit yield/plot (kg) were studied. The results revealed that the phenotypic coefficient of variance was greater than genotypic coefficient of variance for all the traits. The highest value of genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV) was recorded for fruit yield/plant (g), number of branches/plant. High heritability was estimated for fruit yield (96.89 q/ha). Characters viz., number of days to first picking (61) showed moderate heritability. The highest genetic advance as per cent of mean were recorded in for fruit yield (62.13 q/ha).

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How to cite this article:
Chandan Tiwari, AS Bagri, A Pandey, B Ganjeer, P Bhasker and SS Singh. Genetic variability and genetic advance in some cultivars of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2):979-981.

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